Visiting 19th century factory buildings in the Polish city Łódź or an old fisherman collective in Estonia, analysing photos of teenage fashion in Soviet times in Ukraine or meeting witnesses of WW II in Moldova… These are just four of more than a dozen projects that participants presented on the last day of the training. Back home they will work with young people in non-formal education, schools, and communities to discover hidden stories. In the youth meeting in October, these groups from Estonia, Germany, Moldova, Poland, Romania and Ukraine will come to Krzyzowa and present their findings.
Here is a provisional list of micro-projects (to be continued):
- 70 + 15 – young people make interviews about deportation experiences with contemporary witnesses from their local community (Moldova), Alexandru Postica / Anatolii Oprea
- Creating a local museum for Brașov (Romania), Ramona Diaconescu
- Discovering oral history in Kwidzyn (Poland), Małgorzata Łukianow
- Exploring traces of German history in Charkiv (Ukraine), Valeriia Kharchenko
- Lost places in Łódź (Poland / Germany), Sven Möhrsdorf
- Mystery clad in marble – exploring the Polish cemetery in Smila (Ukraine), Tetyana Yarmysh
- My family during the Second World War – intergenerational history project (Moldova), Maia Mileac
- Teenager fashion in the 20th century and today (Ukraine), Olena Adriichuk
- The collective fishermen’s farm in Viimsi (Estonia), Reili Reintal
- Vietnamese communities in Warsaw (Poland), Jolanta Steciuk
As a practical preparation, Gosia gave a well-informed introduction into “oral history for beginners” with practical advice how to build a relationship and conduct interviews. Ana invited the group to explore the world through the frame of a camera in her workshop on “photo storytelling”.